Allen and Alfred were born June 25, 1934 in Rome, Georgia sons of Jessie and Pharies Shropshire, Sr.

Both graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania with Honors and Degrees in Biology and Chemistry and then served two years in the U.S. Army as Admission Clerks at the Base Hospital at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. (1957-1959).
Following Army Service, both worked in Philadelphia, PA. Allen was a research assistant in Cardiovascular Research at Jefferson Hospital, while Alfred worked at Albert Einstein Medical Center in the field of developing a drug to be taken as protection against radiation.
Two years later in 1961 they moved their employment to Wyeth Laboratory and Pharmaceuticals in Radnor, Pa. Allen worked in Cardiovascular Research while Alfred worked in Nueropsycho- pharmacology.

Allen Shropshire and Alfred Activities:
-Red Cross Blood Donors
-Members and Volunteer with Rome NAACP
-Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity
-Assisted with renovations of Food Pantry at South Broad Methodist Church, Rome History
Museum and Women’s Shelter
–Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
-Helped design and construct Christmas Parade Floats, Metropolitan UMC
– Recipients of Community Service Award from Bishop Norris K. Allen in Rome

Alfred Shropshire Activities:
-Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church as an Elder and on the Worship Committee while developing a Lenten Devotional Booklet each year.
Volunteer with West Rome Community Kitchen and Wesley Southern Methodist food distribution
-Worked with “ Morning Star” to build decks for portable buildings
– Volunteer with Habitat “Brush With Kindness” making repairs to homes in Rome/Floyd County
-Volunteer with “Kingdom Builders” of Marietta doing home repair projects in Rome
Alfred was married to the late Pearl Thompson and they have twin girls, Tracey and Karen and one son, Alfred, Jr.

Allen Shropshire Activities:
-An officer and member for the E.S. Brown Heritage Foundation
-Volunteer and Supervisor for two Summer Academic Camps children 4-12.
– Member of Metropolitan Methodist Church where he serves as a Trustee, Church School Teacher and Member of Men’s Choir.
– Volunteer cook for “Men Who Cook” at Metropolitan Church
– He and his wife hosted a radio show on WRGA “Food For Thought”. The show which covered
community subjects and activities aired from 1998-2007.

Allen is married to the Mary Lue Foster and they are the parents of two adult children, Steven and

Nominated by John M. and Laney M. Stevenson, “Allen and Alfred exemplify the phrase of “Being a Blessing to Others”.


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